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Health Panel

RUPRI has developed a unique role in providing policy-relevant analysis of rural health services delivery to audiences including policymakers and community decision-makers. Since 1993, the RUPRI Health Panel has built a particular expertise linking policy suggestions to broader conceptual frameworks.

RUPRI envisions rural healthcare that is affordable and accessible for rural residents through a sustainable health system that delivers high-quality, high-value services. We believe that a high-performance rural healthcare system, informed by the needs of each unique rural community, will lead to greater community health and well-being.

This section includes all policy briefs and papers produced by the Health Panel.

The members of the RUPRI Health Panel are frequently invited to present rural health insights to audiences across the country. The presentations are offered here for wider viewing.

As part of the Health Panel’s portfolio of work, Panel members provide written comments to proposed rules offered in the Federal Register.

The Health Panel has received support from:

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
  • Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis

The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, located at the University of Iowa, conducts original research on healthcare access and delivery systems, government policies and programs, and public health; and provides timely analysis of these issues to state and federal policymakers.

Specific objectives for the Center’s work include (1) conducting original research and independent policy analysis that provides a more complete understanding of the implications of health policy initiatives, and (2) disseminating policy analysis that assures policymakers will consider the needs of rural healthcare delivery systems in the design and implementation of health policy.

Learn more about the Center at the University of Iowa.

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Rural Health Value

The Rural Health Value initiative is a cooperative agreement between the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, and Stratis Health.

Rural Health Value seeks to build and distribute a knowledge base through research, practice, and collaboration that helps create high-performance rural health systems. The project team analyzes the rural implications of changes in the organization, finance, and delivery of healthcare services and assists rural communities and providers in the transition to a high-performance system.

Learn more about the Rural Health Value initiative.

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Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)

Established in 2002, the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) helps rural communities and other stakeholders access a full range of available programs, funding, and research tools to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.

The RHIhub is a collaboration among the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, and RUPRI.

Learn more about the RHIhub at the University of North Dakota.

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